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Everyman Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Updates

‘An Almost Holy Picture’ will replace ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and the theatre will return to in-person performances in August.

BALTIMORE: Everyman Theatre has announced an updated slate for the rest of its 2020-21 season, including a planned return to in-person performances this summer.

“We’ve become experts in modifying plans in order to keep producing during this time and we’re thrilled to announce dates for the remainder of what we have in store for our 30th anniversary season,” said managing director Marissa LaRose in a statement. “We’re incredibly proud that we have been able to provide a full season of plays to our audiences at a time when storytelling and connection is so important—and we cannot wait to bring that storytelling back in person, too!”

The remainder of the season will kick off with the streamed production of Angelica Cheri’s Berta, Berta (April 26-June 6). In 1920 Mississippi, Leroy returns to his long-lost lover, Berta, covered in blood and under a ticking clock that holds his freedom in the balance. Reginald L. Douglas will direct.

Next up will be the streamed production of Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline (May 31-July 11), about an inner-city school teacher wrestling with the realization that her teenage son may be in danger of straying into the trap that is the school-to-prison pipeline. Paige Hernandez will direct.

Following will be the streamed production of An Almost Holy Picture (July 12-Aug. 22), by Heather McDonald, which looks at one man’s spiritual search for meaning and his quest toward understanding and impacting his destiny. Noah Himmelstein will direct. This production replaces the previously announced Sense and Sensibility, which will now be rescheduled for some time in the future.

The season will conclude with Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias (in person Aug. 10-Sept 5, streaming Aug. 23-Oct. 3). Casey Stangl will direct this play about six women in Louisiana who, over the course of three years, gather to gossip at a hair salon.

Additionally, the theatre has announced its Summer 6-Pack Series, a weekly offering of streamed new play readings. The series will feature The Lifespan of a Fact (May 31-June 6), by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal; Bedder (June 7-13), by Caleen Sinnette Jennings; Dinner and Cake (June 14-20), by Tuyet Thi Pham; Blood Dries Brown (June 21-27), by Patrick Du Laney; Behold, A Negress (June 28-July 4), by Jacqueline E. Lawton; and Crying on Television (July 5-11), by R. Eric Thomas.

Founded in 1990, Everyman Theatre strives to produce high-quality productions that are engaging, affordable, and accessible for audiences.

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